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Making Jam and Processing/Canning/Sterilizing

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Commis Chef

Joined: 01 Dec 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 2:01 pm    Post subject: Making Jam and Processing/Canning/Sterilizing Reply with quote

Hi- I'd like to try my hand at crafting jam and preserves, and I'm hoping to connect with some tried and true advice.

Any thoughts on good equipment? - I'm planning to get the Ball starter set, but mainly that's due to lack of other information.

Recipe advice or books to check out? I'm looking forward to developing a lot of great recipes through trial and error to post for anyone else who's interested.

Thank you for your thoughts!
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Chef de Cuisine

Joined: 17 Oct 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're starting out, you might check out this link:,1977,FOOD_9936_10587,00.html

It's Alton Brown's recipe for making jam; from his show Good Eats. He makes spiced blueberry jam, but you can change the fruits and spices. It's a pretty good overview.

I make jam all the time - just something a little more rustic (read: no pectin). Combine 2 lbs of strawberries (rinsed and hulled), 5 cups of sugar, and 2/3 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice in a large nonreactive saucepan. Over medium heat, bring to a boil, shaking the pan to dissolve all of the sugar. The mixture will turn deep red and bubble a bit. Reduce the heat and simmer for forty minutes or so, shaking or stirring occasionally.

To test if the jam is done, drizzle a little bit on a plate and put it in the freezer for a minute or two to check the final consistency.

Hope this gives you some ideas.
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